West Virginia director of athletics Shane Lyons has spoken publicly about head football coach Neal Brown.

Brown and the Mountaineers are 0-2 for the first time since 1979, with losses to Pitt and to Kansas.

On Monday, Lyons issued a statement to The Associated Press’ John Raby in which he discussed his thoughts on Brown and the state of the WVU football program.

“I know and deeply care that our fans are frustrated with the start of the football season, but so are our coaches and student-athletes, who have busted their tails getting ready for the year. As athletics director, I am as disappointed as the fans, but I see how much our coaches and players care and want to win and make our fans proud. Everyone involved knows that the on-field results have not met expectations and absolutely no one is satisfied. There are 10 games left in the season and the focus is still on getting the results that we all expect,” the statement from Lyons read.